Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has ordered management changes at Dubai Municipality, including the retirement of eight officials.
The directives came less than a month after the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai ordered nine senior officials to retire.
He gave the order after a recent surprise morning visit to Dubai Government departments revealed that few people were at their desks during work hours.
Four municipality officials have been promoted to assistant director-generals and five to department heads.
The early retirement of the eight officials “is in line with the continued developments within the municipality, and the decision to promote young employees and give them the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of performance at various vital sectors in the emirate”, said the Dubai Media Office.
Those ordered to retire are: Khalifa Hareb, manager of assets management; Rashad Bukhash, executive director of architectural heritage; Hawa Bastaki, executive director of the Dubai Central Laboratory; Humaid Al Marri, manager of transport; Abdulhakim Malik, head of geographic information systems; Ismail Albanna, head of recreational amenities; Khalil Hussein and specialist Mohammed Al Nouri.
The new assistant director-generals are: Daoud Al Hajri, for engineering and planning; Khalid Al Sharif, for environment, health and safety monitoring; Talib Jalfaar, for environment and public health services; and Ahmed Abdulkarim, for public support.